Leonardo DiCaprio shares gillnet infograph.
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Just recently, Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation provided a three million dollar grant for the largest international advocacy group of the world’s oceans, Oceana, aimed at protecting threatened ocean habitats and wildlife and advocating for more environmentally responsible fishing measures. The grant is hoping to make a dent in the movement to ban drift gillnets off California so that whales, turtles, dolphins and other marine wildlife will not be caught and killed in the netting.

Yesterday, “The Wolf of Wall Street” star posted a sobering infograph on his Facebook Fan Page with a passionate plea for his loyal fans to stop and take a look at it. He posted, “Mile-long gillnets used in California waters to catch swordfish needlessly kill hundreds of marine animals like dolphins and whales. Check this out…”

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Gillnets are responsible for the devastating deaths of approximately one hundred marine mammals each year off the coast of California. Intending to catch swordfish and thresher sharks (still unacceptable to us), these nets threaten endangered species like sea turtles and sperm whales, but a new bill introduced by California Assemblymember Fong has the ability to put an end to this reckless fishing practice.

Do your part and tell California legislators and Governor Jerry Brown to support AB 2019 for safer fishing practices that could save the lives of hundreds of marine wildlife.

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About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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